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 Post subject: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:29 pm 
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Hope this information helps clarify some of the questions about how to hook sand fleas.

Most folks use a small circle or kahle hook (single hook). Sometimes these are also called "English Hooks".
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Hook the sandflea up from underneath about a 1/3 of the way toward the head so the point of the hook is just sticking out through the back of the shell. I prefer my barb exposed.
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Top of Flea, head facing left in pictures:
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Bottom of Flea, head facing left in pictures:
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The second picture shows hooking the flea from under the head.

I've always hooked them from the tail end, through the "key", from the bottom to the top. That was the way taught to me many years ago, and so I have always hooked them from the underside tail end. In retrospect, I do not know which end of the flea is better, or considered right or wrong.

Guess that's one of those things that makes fishing so much fun. The tried and true versus the learning and experimentation. I have never "experimented" with hooking from the front, but may next time I use live fleas.

I found the first two images on another site. The user who made the post I borrowed these images from is "Pier#R". Thanks.

The second two pictures were taken by me using artificial soft plastic fleas from http://www.carolinalures.com.

I will try to take and post some better pictures in the near future using real fleas.

HTH

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MB thanks. These little tips are so valuable to rookies like me. Do you fish the fleas using a chicken rig or how?


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yes you do 2- 3 kahle hooks 4 - 6 inches apart then the weight last.


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Whats the target fish when using sand fleas?


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most of the time its pompano. sandfleas are there favotite food.

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fishandchicks wrote:
most of the time its pompano. sandfleas are there favotite food.


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Just wondering... can you use sand fleas on a normal bottom rig???

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You can use on a normal bottom rig, it is better on drop loops as mentioned with weight at the end.

Many types of fish will eat them not just Pompano, I have caught in the trough this week Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Margates, Big Croakers, Bluefish all on Sand fleas.

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i saw a guy catch a mack on a flea at anglins on saturday.

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apperantly pompano like sabikis with shrimp too :D :D :D :dude: :dude: :dude:


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fishandchicks wrote:
i saw a guy catch a mack on a flea at anglins on saturday.

hey my dad caught a mack off a pompano jig with a sand flea on the hook

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kidfisher10 wrote:
fishandchicks wrote:
i saw a guy catch a mack on a flea at anglins on saturday.

hey my dad caught a mack off a pompano jig with a sand flea on the hook


that happens, I caught bluefish, snappers and snooks too on sandfleas, they're nothing but crabs


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 Post subject: Re: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)
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Sheepshead up here on the Gulf Coast will flat out tear up a sand flea too.

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pics are gone

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 Post subject: Re: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)
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thats cause the thread was started on 06...old thread...maybe MB will post them again..
they really arent that hard to stick a hook in

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 Post subject: Re: How to Hook Sand Fleas (With Pics)
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Looks like somebody needs to snap some new pics next time they get a chance


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Joe Fisherman wrote:
Looks like somebody needs to snap some new pics next time they get a chance


These are some of the pictures Master-Baiter originally posted.

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